2018-Apr-17 Unit In Council & Unit Elections

Unit Council MEETING START: 7:30 pm
LOCATION: Hall (See comments, 2018-Apr-17)
Organised by: Liam

As discussed, I am proposing a unit in council for the 17th of April. All positions will be vacated, meaning we will have a full Unit Council election as per our constitution.
— Liam Robertson, Unit Chair

Venturer Units are run by a group of elected youth members who along with the Venturer Leaders form the Unit Council. Ideally the Unit Council meets once a month and Unit Council positions are elected every 12 months. The Unit Council members are: Unit Chairman, Deputy Unit Chairman, Unit Secretary, Unit Treasurer, Unit Equipment Officer (Quartermaster) and Unit Log Book Officer.

0.0 Unit Council Election – Please read through the Unit Council – Job Descriptions before attending so that we can launch straight into the elections.

‘Tis the way of the unit to elect the unit council via a secret ballot held at least every 12 months. — Constitution of the 1st Eltham Venturer Unit (v1.0)

.. 0.1 Unit Council positions declared vacant. Leaders will assist with the election until a new Unit Chair is elected.
.. 0.2 Election for Unit Chair
.. 0.3 Deputy Unit Chair is the Most recent Unit Chair if not re elected. If the Current Unit Chair is re elected, an election for Deputy Unit Chair will be held.
.. 0.4 Election for Unit Secretary
.. 0.5 Election for Unit Treasurer
.. 0.6 Election for Unit Equipment Officer (Quartermaster)
.. 0.7 Election for Unit Log Book Officer
1.0 Minutes of Last Meeting
2.0 Business Arising from Minutes
3.0 Correspondence In
4.0 Correspondence Out
5.0 Health & Safety
6.0 Leaders Report
7.0 Financial Report
8.0 District Report
9.0 Awards / Proposals / Completions (Bring along your planning)
Please use the Badge Activity Statement v1.0 [PDF] form when submitting a badge work proposal to the Unit Council.
10.0 New Business
11.0 Term Program – Term 2, 2018
12.0 Next Meeting


This Week 2018-Mar-27 Knot another knot knight

This week we will be playing with rope, knotting with knots, curling some cords and discovering the difference between a bend and a sheet.

Not nautical speed but
the tangling
not mere tangles but artful
not turnings but
something like
writing all on the same
spot: the knot.

Robert Lunday

MEETING START: 7:30 pm, 1st Eltham Hall
Organised by: Liam

Reminder: we expect you to know our Venturing Skills knots

This Week 2018-Mar-13 Lifestyle

Introduce Venturer Scouts to physical activities so that through participation they may show an increase in physical proficiency and general fitness over a period of time

Come along prepared for a discussion and a debate.

Do you think you have a healthy life style?
Is it possible to have a healthy life style in modern world?
Why do many people try to have a healthy life style?
What is the main purpose of it?
Is physical activity (jogging, going to a gym, swimming pool) an important part of a healthy life style?

Topic 1.) It is possible to have a healthy dose of alcohol in a modern diet
Topic 2.) The influence of passive smoking on health is trivial
Topic 3.) Energy drinks should be regulated as drugs

LOCATION: 1st Eltham Scout Hall
Organised by: Liam

This Week 2018-Feb-27 Combined Units & parents BBQ

“Young people must be involved in the planning and review of their program if it is to be relevant to them.”
In the Venturer Scout Section, youth members should be leading the way, setting the agenda, and running the meeting, with adult Leaders supporting and providing guidance only when necessary. In this Section there is only a small amount of leadership provided by adult Leaders, as the youth are completely autonomous in most capacities.

Tonight is “What is Venturers?” an introduction.
Come along an find out about the Venturer section; what makes it different from the Scout section, some of the expectations, how the badge system operates, how the Unit Council operates, and ask any questions that you have about Venturing. You’ll also get to meet the Leaders from the multiple Groups currently meeting together. We’ll even cook up a BBQ with some classic Scout sausages in bread.

LOCATION: 1st Eltham Scout Hall
Organised by: Leaders

This Week 2018-Feb-20 恭喜发财 Gōngxǐ fācái

恭喜发财 Gōngxǐ fācái : Shrove Tuesday collides with Chinese New Year

Shrove Tuesday 🥞
Shrove Tuesday was Tuesday 13th February 2018. Shrove Tuesday, otherwise known as Pancake Day, is traditionally a feasting day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Shrove Tuesday always falls exactly 47 days before Easter – with this date changing every year.

Celebrating the year of the Dog 🐶
Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival in China, is the most important traditional holiday in China. Chinese New Year 2018 is on Friday, January 16th, and welcoms the year of the Dog which is the eleventh in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign.

What happens when Shrove Tuesday collides with Chinese New Year? You’ll need to come along to find out … I’d expect to see pancakes and dragons.

LOCATION: 1st Eltham Scout Hall
Organised by: Lew / Darren

This Week 2018-Feb-13th Slip N’ Slide Kickball

Tonight we will setup a field for a Slip & Slide version of kickball. The kickball field is set up like a regular field, with four bases and a pitcher, but the bases are kiddie pools, and there’s a homemade 10m black plastic Slip & Slide between each base.


LOCATION: 1st Eltham Scout Hall
Organised by: Ben

Don’t wear uniform. Come along with clothes that can get wet and a bit dirty.
Bring a change of clothes and a towel.

Here’s a video showing the game. ⚽💦